Royal Naval College - Greenwich :: Shared Description

Built for charitable public purpose the Old Royal Naval College was established by Royal Charter in 1694 for the relief and support of seamen and their dependants.

Sir Christopher Wren planned the site and during the first half of the eighteenth century various illustrious architects, such as Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart completed the design.

As the nineteenth century wore on, with peace established, numbers of Pensioners declined and the Hospital finally closed in 1869. Soon after this the Royal Naval College moved in heralding a new beginning for the site as a naval training centre for officers from around the world. In 1998 the Royal Navy departed for its new base at Shrivenham and responsibility for the College passed to the newly established Greenwich Foundation. LinkExternal link
by Paul Gillett
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TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - King Charle's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Inside the Chapel of SS Peter & Paul, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich (e) by Basher Eyre
TQ3878 : Former Royal Naval  College - Queen Anne's Court by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Former Royal Naval College - obelisk by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Royal Naval College - Queen Anne's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Sir Walter Raleigh Statue, Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Looking toward Queen's House Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Stone face above door way at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : The Painted Hall. the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Beer festival in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College by Stephen Craven
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - King Charles Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : The Painted Hall. the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Table tennis in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College by Stephen Craven
TQ3877 : Turkish bronze gun in Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Outside covered walkway at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College by Paul Gillett
TQ3877 : The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich., looking toward Queens House by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - West gate by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Royal Naval College - Queen Anne's Quarter by N Chadwick
TQ3878 : Former Royal Naval College by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College - gardens by N Chadwick
TQ3877 : Tunnel between Buildings at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by PAUL FARMER
TQ3877 : Royal Naval College by Paul Gillett
TQ3877 : Former Royal Naval College - The Old Brewery by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Updated: Mon, 7 Jun 2010

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